By Cary Thornton
Mud Fairy Farm sprouted from our generous daughter-in-law’s artsy mind. Mud Fairy was to be the name of her pottery business, but she gifted the name to the farm when we were spinning rounds of ideas. It also fits with our 2 daughters who are famous in our family for childhood photos of their mud bath when the greenhouse area was being graded and after a summer rain. Those photos are considered our farm mascots, since the babes are now adults.
I enjoy the image that the name brings to my mind. It is of wonderful things rising up from the mud and the Mud Fairy presides – a whimsical figure. Mud is so basic and seemingly simple – soil and water – yet there is a complex world within … or maybe it’s just magic. That’s always a fun way to view complexities.